23 July 2012
This workshop, one of the Higher Education Academy Discipline Workshop and Seminar Series, examines the way art and design institutions have responded to the challenges of including students from a wide range of backgrounds. It will provide the historical context and then discuss the theory of diversity through the concepts of critical pedagogy and social justice.
It will consider the diversity work at an individual and also an institutional level. The individual examples used to discuss this will be provided by reflections of diverse successful students from the archive of the Tell Us About It Project , housed at UAL.
These responses from students range from artefacts/videos/sketch books/paintings reflecting on the teaching and learning process.
It will also use the examples of staff who have been involved in small scale curriculum interventions to make some changes within their practice. It will also discuss the institutional practices and developments that can bring about change. This will use as an example the development of the project Shades of Noir.